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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 6, 2008 10:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

For those of us who enjoy some of the 90's guest shows, there are two new Miller boards (new to the archive and new to me; I don't know if they've been around other places).

I've heard a decent recording of 12/09/93 with Ornette, and it is good weird fun. He and Phil have a good time:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1993-12-09.sbd.miller.91958.sbeok.flac16

But this is a Branford appearance I have never heard. Hope it's as good as some of the other ones:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1993-12-10.sbd.miller.83770.flac16

I am finding amazing things all over this place.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Aug 6, 2008 11:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

wow, they did their album together in 1987, Virgin Beauty, but only show up live for the first time in 93.... branford paved the way.....

ornette is still ornette....... and he and garcia actually mesh ........ but the dead are still the dead, and the jerry-ornette mind meld is never aloud to come together, thanks to the sound people, and the general "Garcia must shine above all comers" attitude about guests.... even a SERIOUS CONTENDER like Ornette Coleman for godsakes... (this is not cippolina or elvin bishop sitting in...)

to my ear, things start to really come together as JER offers up a GREAT VOCAL on Wharf Rat and ornette partakes in the TRUE ENERGY of the dead.....



(someone fucked up space with the annoying "stereo" effect BTW.... BOOOO!)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 7, 2008 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

Would love to know what you think about the Branford show. I was there front row in between jerry and the B man. Amazing night for me. With that said, it's the weakest of the Branford shows. Not bad, falls in the 3 1/2-4 range(mainly for Marsalis) It just seems that they fall short. Check out the FOTM. Short and Jer pulls the rip cord at the end. The NFA doesn't have a lot of jamming. I do Give Branford props. The entire first set and the 4 before drums are all first time efforts.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Aug 7, 2008 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

Yeah, I was disappointed in this Branford show. Lots of nice little fills and runs all around the edges, but there isn't a lot of soloing going on. Branford deserves major props for chops, but I agree with it is the weakest of the Branford shows.

I'm jealous that you were there - I wasn't going to shows at this point, but in 89-90 when they played the Forum I always went on the night that had no guests. How'd it look that night? From the recording you could get the impression that the band was more or less ignoring him, though I will add that my opinion may have been tainted by some of the comments I read on the show.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Aug 8, 2008 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

It seemed the band was into him. Jerry had a smile the whole night. It wasn't "grumpy Jerry" I had a lot of interaction with Branford using my hands to indicate that he should "turn it up" He looked like he was having a good time. Not a bad show by any means but not epic. Some of the best moments are the transition from Scarlet into Fire.

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Poster: Donnie L. Date: Aug 7, 2008 1:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ornette, Branford LA 1993 Miller boards

I remember the 93 DSB with Brandford. If my memory is correct...I think mickey's bass drum "clicks" the whole time as if it was either mixed wrong or possibly mickey had a different "beater" on that bass drum...there have been some other sounboards that have this as well from around that time...I don't know what it is, but it ain't right and it's inherit in the source, you can't fix it perse...still a cool show if you can get over that...I have it on DAT but becuase of my divorce that shit is still at the house and I don't have access to it..I only got back some of my CDR collection, no DATS of any of my other stuff :(


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